Greek Gods and Goddesses
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APHRODITE was the great Olympian goddess of beauty, love, pleasure and and procreation. APHRODITE : Greek Goddess of Love & Beauty | Mythology, w/ pictures | Roman Venus
HERMES was the great Olympian God of animal husbandry, roads, travel, hospitality, heralds, diplomacy, trade, thievery, language, writing, persuasion, cunning wiles, athletic contests, gymnasiums, astronomy, and astrology. He was also the personal agent and herald of Zeus, the king of the gods. Hermes was depicted as either a handsome and athletic, beardless youth, or as an older bearded man. HERMES : Greek God of Herds, Trade & Athletics, Herald of the Gods | Mythology, w/ pictures | Roman Mercury
DIONYSOS (or Dionysus) was the great Olympian god of wine, vegetation, pleasure and festivity. DIONYSUS : Greek God of Wine & Festivity | Mythology, Dionysos, w/ pictures | Roman Bacchus
Hephaestus were the great patrons both of the useful and elegant arts. Hence she is called erganê (Paus. i. 24. § 3), and later writers make her the goddess of all widom, knowledge, and art, and represent her as sitting on the right hand side of her father Zeus, and supporting him with her counsel. ATHENA : Greek Goddess of Wisdom, Crafts & War | Mythology, Athene, w/ pictures | Roman Minerva
ARES : Greek God of War | Mythology, w/ pictures | Roman Mars ARES was the great Olympian god of war, battlelust, civil order and manly courage.
HEPHAISTOS was the great Olympian god of fire, metalworking, stonemasonry and the art of sculpture. He was usually depicted as a bearded man holding hammer and tongs--the tools of a smith--and riding a donkey. Some of the more famous myths featuring the god include:-- HEPHAESTUS : Greek God of Fire & Metalworking | Mythology, Hephaistos, w/ pictures | Roman Vulcan
Various names and epithets which are given to Apollo, especially by later writers, such as akesios, akestôr, alexikakos, sôtêr, apotropaios, epikourios, iatromantis, and others, are descriptive of this power. APOLLO : Greek God of Music, Healing & Prophecy | Mythology, Apollon, w/ pictures
ARTEMIS was the great Olympian goddess of hunting, wilderness and wild animals. ARTEMIS : Greek Goddess of Hunting & the Wilderness | Mythology, w/ pictures | Roman Diana
HESTIA : Greek Goddess of the Hearth & Home | Mythology, w/ pictures | Roman Vesta HESTIA was the virgin goddess of the hearth (both private and municipal) and the home. As the goddess of the family hearth she also presided over the cooking of bread and the preparation of the family meal.
POSEIDON (Poseidôn), the god of the Mediterranean sea. POSEIDON : Greek God of the Sea & Earthquakes | Mythology, w/ pictures | Roman Neptune
Her character, as described by Homer, is not of a very amiable kind, and its main features are jealousy, obstinacy, and a quarrelling disposition, which sometimes makes her own husband tremble (i. 522, 536, 561, v. 892.) HERA : Greek Goddess of Marriage, Queen of Heaven | Mythology, w/ pictures | Roman Juno
In the meantime Cronos by a cunning device of Ge or Metis was made to bring up the children he had swallowed, and first of all the stone, which was afterwards set up by Zeus at Delphi. The young god now delivered the Cyclopes from the bonds with which they had been fettered by Cronos, and they in their gratitude provided him with thunder and lightning. ZEUS : Greek King of the Gods, God of Sky & Weather | Mythology, w/ pictures | Roman Jupiter
HAIDES (Aides, Aidoneus, or Hades) was the King of the Underworld, the god of death and the dead. HADES : Greek king of the underworld, god of the dead ; mythology ; pictures : HAIDES, PLUTO
PERSEPHONE was the goddess queen of the underworld, wife of the god Haides. PERSEPHONE : Greek queen of the underworld, goddess of spring ; mythology ; pictures : PROSERPINA
Persephone & Demeter (myth) - Ancient Greek & Roman Gods for Kids
DEMETER : Greek Goddess of Agriculture & Grain | Mythology, w/ pictures | Roman Ceres